Raffi’s New Songs About the Climate/Environment

Posted on August 26, 2019 at 8:15 pm

Raffi has been making families happy with his wonderful songs so long that today’s parents can remember singing along with Raffi with their own parents, probably songs like “Baby Beluga” and “Going to the Zoo.”

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His two new songs address his concerns about climate change in a tuneful, frank but hopeful way. “Young People Marching” is a tribute to Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who inspired climate marches by young people around the world. The song begins with her trademark clarity: “There is no middle ground when it comes to the climate and ecological emergency!”

“Do We Love Enough” is a melodic ballad that asks some tough but essential questions that we now face. “With our future in jeopardy … how can the kids dream and plan? … Will we do enough?”

These powerful songs mark an evolution in Raffi’s decades long advocacy for children and the Earth, and in the call for climate action heard in his 2007 song “Cool It.”

In a 2017 essay for NBC news, Raffi wrote, “Kids born today will face unprecedented global crises within their lifetimes, including the possible collapse of fisheries, accelerated mass extinctions, decimation of coral reefs and rising sea levels… Finding a remedy for our species is a matter of survival.”

Once called “the most popular children’s singer in the English-speaking world” (Washington Post) and “Canada’s all-time children’s champion” (Toronto Star), pioneering troubadour Raffi has spent more than four decades delighting successive generations of kids–and their parents– with his playful personality and timeless songs. In that time, he has recorded numerous gold and platinum albums and performed countless sold-out concerts.
Raffi has refused all commercial endorsement offers and has never advertised to children, a distinction for which he received the Fred Rogers Integrity Award. His non-profit Raffi Foundation advances Child Honouring as a universal ethic. An online course in Child Honouring is now offered for parents, educators and policy makers.

“Young Greta is the moral voice of our times,” says Raffi, “urging the world to action on the global climate emergency, the greatest threat to all our lives—a matter of survival.”

Stream “Young People Marching” and “Do We Love Enough?

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Tonight on PBS: The National Memorial Day Concert

Posted on May 26, 2019 at 8:39 am

The National Memorial Day Concert is an inspiring night of remembrance is dedicated to our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country. Co-hosted by Joe Mantegna and Mary McCormack and featuring an all-star line-up of dignitaries, actors and musical artists including: General Colin L. Powell, Sam Elliott, Patti LaBelle, Gavin DeGraw, Dennis Haysbert, Christopher Jackson, Alison Krauss, Amber Riley, Justin Moore, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Patrick Lundy & The Ministers of Music and the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Jack Everly.

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Contest: Win the Soundtrack of the Oscar-Winning Green Book

Posted on March 8, 2019 at 8:51 am

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Send me an email at moviemom@moviemom.com with Green Book in the subject line and tell me your favorite place to stay when you travel. Don’t forget your address! (US addresses only) I’ll pick a winner at random on March 16, 2019.

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